How to become a funded childcare provider

If you are an Ofsted registered childcare provider in Solihull you may be able to offer 2, 3 and 4 year old funding. Solihull MBC will require you to be Ofsted registered and to sign up to our local terms and conditions for funding. The Family Information Service process Early Education Funding in Solihull and maintain a directory of eligible providers.

In order to apply to become a funded provider please complete an application form and return to the Family Information Service by eefenquiries@solihull.gov.uk or Family Information Service, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB.

Please note you will not be able to offer 2 year old funding if your latest Ofsted grade is Requires Improvement or Inadequate. You will not be able to offer 3 and 4 year old funding if your latest Ofsted grade is Inadequate. If you haven’t been Ofsted inspected yet you will be able to offer 2, 3 and 4 year old funding and this will be reviewed once you have received your first inspection.

Once we have received your application to offer funding we will process this within 5 working days and arrange for you to receive further information on the funding process.

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